13 November 2007
Possibly even electrifying
Automobile this month tossed some questions at George Barris, King of Kustom Kars the Batmobile helped assure his place in the throne room and I wasn't quite prepared for one of the answers:
We're in the 2000s now. Are you going to stay with a '50 Mercury? Or are you going to jump into a hybrid Toyota?
Wait a minute. George Barris has jazzed up a Prius?
It's nice, but it looks like a turtle. I put eighteen-inch wheels on it instead of those little fourteens; we put a spoiler on the back. We brightened it up, gave it a free, flowing look.
And you know what? They did.
I don't know if this particular incarnation is really that much of an improvement, but I must say I like the idea.Posted at 11:09 AM to Driver's Seat